Inspired by watching “Upload” on Amazon Prime (no spoilers please, we are on episode three), I’ve been searching YouTube for some indy sci-fi shorts. One I found particularly interesting is “The Replacement”, starring Mike McNamara from here in Chicago.
One of the things I love about these near-future series and film shorts is the way folks are imaging (and subsequently society) will progress in the next decade or so. It’s interesting to contrast with CBS’s “Century City” back in 2004, where everyone was using fancy PDAs.
Speaking of which, I noticed on “Upload” that Oprah Winfrey was president in the late 2020s. In that CBS series “Century City”, Oprah was also president in that timeline, in 2030.